Households in Wales to be offered free tree to plant

Every household in Wales is being offered a free tree to plant as part of the Welsh Government’s plans to tackle climate change. People can choose a tree of their own to plant or opt to have a tree planted on their behalf. The first trees will be available to collect from March 2022 from one of five regional community hubs being set up. A … Continue reading Households in Wales to be offered free tree to plant

Electric and hybrid vehicle training centre to teach a new generation of mechanics

A North Wales college will begin training a new generation of mechanics focused on electric and hybrid vehicles. From September, Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road campus in Wrexham will teach students to service and repair the ever-increasing fleet of electric vehicles. Students can sign up for an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 qualification. Just 5% of mechanics in the UK … Continue reading Electric and hybrid vehicle training centre to teach a new generation of mechanics

Bangor becomes first city in Wales to be granted “Plastic Free Community” status

Bangor has become the first city in Wales to be granted “Plastic Free Community” status by marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage. The city in northwest Wales has been recognised for its work to reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastics, and now joins a network of communities across the UK who are tackling throwaway culture and single-use plastic. Harry Riley, a former student at Bangor … Continue reading Bangor becomes first city in Wales to be granted “Plastic Free Community” status

Future for sustainable farming in Wales outlined in vision that supports farmers reverse decline in biodiversity

A vision for a sustainable future for farming and agriculture in Wales has been unveiled, outlining how farmers will be supported in order to produce food sustainably, as well as reversing a decline in biodiversity. Under plans revealed by Welsh rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths, a 15-20 year roadmap for Welsh farming and agriculture aims to maintain high food safety, animal welfare and environmental standards. … Continue reading Future for sustainable farming in Wales outlined in vision that supports farmers reverse decline in biodiversity

Wales’ only thermal spring could power local primary school under proposed plans

Wales’ only thermal spring could be used to heat rooms at a local primary school in Taff’s Well near Cardiff. Water from the thermal spring in the village of Taff’s Well could be used as a renewable energy source to heat Ffynnon Taf Primary School, under a planned project which would cost around £3million. Taffs Well thermal spring, which runs constantly at 21C (70F), flows … Continue reading Wales’ only thermal spring could power local primary school under proposed plans

Living Big In A Tiny Home travels back in time to a Celtic Iron Age Fort in new series, Tiny Homes of the Ancient World

Web series Living Big In A Tiny Home travels back in time to the Celtic roundhouses of Castell Henllys – an Iron Age Fort in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Situated in the rugged north Pembrokeshire landscape, Castell Henllys is a reconstructed Iron Age hill fort. Archaeological excavation of the site has enabled the National Park Authority to realistically reproduce life as it was over 2000 years ago. … Continue reading Living Big In A Tiny Home travels back in time to a Celtic Iron Age Fort in new series, Tiny Homes of the Ancient World

National Forest running the “length and breadth of Wales” planned

A new national forest running the “length and breadth of Wales” has been announced by the Welsh Government under plans to protect nature and address biodiversity loss, as well as boost tourism. The forest scheme, unveiled by First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford, would see existing woodland joined up with newly planted areas. The idea is that people would be able to walk the entire length of the … Continue reading National Forest running the “length and breadth of Wales” planned

Young people leading conservation project in the Brecon Beacons to help restore the environment

Twenty young people are taking part in the biggest conservation project in the world to be led by youth, where they will be responsible for managing more than 300 acres in the Brecon Beacons to help restore wildlife habitats and develop sustainable farming and forestry. The volunteers, aged between 12 and 17, will be involved in all aspects of managing the Penpont Estate in Powys. Working … Continue reading Young people leading conservation project in the Brecon Beacons to help restore the environment

The Island Strait: Docuseries captures the Menai Strait and its residents

The Menai Strait – a magical stretch of sea that separates the Isle of Anglesey from mainland Wales – is the subject of a four-part documentary series on ITV. The ITV series, The Island Strait, captures the Menai Strait over all four seasons and the life cycle of the women and men who live there. The Menai Strait, or Afon Menai as it is known locally, … Continue reading The Island Strait: Docuseries captures the Menai Strait and its residents

Welsh village rally round to create their own community-run shop

What happens when the only shop in a small village closes down? The community rally round and start up their own community-run shop. Well, that is the case with the village of Cilcain in North East Wales. Residents of Cilcain had no time to mourn the commercially-run village shop closed earlier this year. Instead a group of resourceful locals got together and created a steering group, … Continue reading Welsh village rally round to create their own community-run shop